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Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for July & August 2017

Mon 17 Jul '17, 22:04
By Steve Lee
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for July & August 2017

The July and August 2017 edition of Sandbag, Wincanton Branch’s monthly magazine for the Royal British Legion. This issue includes Armed Forced Day 2017, 'Old Faithful' Day 2017, and Passchendaele Day 2017.

Wincanton is becoming a dementia-friendly community

Wed 5 Jul '17, 23:49
By Tom Barber
Wincanton is becoming a dementia-friendly community

The Dementia-Friendly Wincanton campaign aims to make our community one in which people living with dementia feel understood, included and confidently able to contribute to community life.

Ted Green of Wincanton

Fri 23 Jun '17, 17:30
By Anna Green
Ted Green of Wincanton

Our father Ted Green, who has died aged 87, made a huge contribution to Wincanton, his hometown, both through his long life working and living in the town, and as a wonderful local story teller.

Crestmoor has entered a team into the 2017 Red Bull Soapbox Race!

Thu 15 Jun '17, 23:37
By John Smith
Crestmoor has entered a team into the 2017 Red Bull Soapbox Race!

Local family-run company Crestmoor has successfully entered a team into the 2017 Red Bull Soapbox Race that takes place on Sunday 9th July. The team also has a chance to win the ‘People’s Choice Award’, but they need your vote!

Carrington House residents enjoy a visit from nature

Tue 6 Jun '17, 11:33
By Kim Draper
Carrington House residents enjoy a visit from nature

There were smiles all around at Carrington House when an animal handling company paid the residents a visit. Activities staff at the Wincanton care home organised for ZooLab to bring their animals to meet everyone. A few residents were nervous to start with, but soon got involved.

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for May & June 2017

Tue 30 May '17, 23:58
By Steve Lee
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for May & June 2017

The May and June 2017 edition of Sandbag, Wincanton Branch’s monthly magazine for the Royal British Legion. This issue includes the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendale, Armed Forces Day 2017 and an upcoming quiz and fun night.

What should we do about Christmas lighting in Wincanton?

Tue 16 May '17, 23:24
By John Smith
What should we do about Christmas lighting in Wincanton?

Wincanton Town Council is hosting a public meeting in the Town Hall on Wednesday 17th May at 6:30pm to discuss what can be done about Christmas lighting for the town. The meeting is open to everyone in the community, including residents and business owners.

Carrington House welcomes a new manager

Sun 7 May '17, 22:38
By Kim Draper
Carrington House welcomes a new manager

Somerset Care is pleased to announce the appointment of Tammy Whiting as the new manager at Carrington House in Wincanton. She has a wealth of experience in the care sector, is a highly respected member of Somerset Care staff.

Macmillan Cancer Support is launching a new volunteer service in our area

Fri 5 May '17, 23:28
By Kathleen Gillet
Macmillan Cancer Support is launching a new volunteer service in our area

Local residents are invited to attend a reception marking the launch of a new volunteer service, "Macmillan Help About Wincanton", which will offer practical help to cancer patients and their families in Wincanton, Bruton, Castle Cary, Shepton Mallet and the surrounding areas, and start later in the summer.

Rounders at the Rec this month is just the beginning...

Tue 2 May '17, 23:41
By Dave Smith
Rounders at the Rec this month is just the beginning...

Show up at Cale Park with a quid this Thursday at 6:30pm to hit a ball with a stick and run around in circles and stuff. All young people are welcome (under 10s to be accompanied by an adult) and there'll be free refreshments. But this is just the start of something long overdue in Wincanton.

The Critical Global Citizen: an interactive talk at the Library

Wed 19 Apr '17, 18:29
By John Smith
The Critical Global Citizen: an interactive talk at the Library

On Saturday 22nd April 2017 at Wincanton Library, Dr. Maureen Ellis will lead an interactive session to explore the individual’s role in the transformative power of language and communication to construct a global community.

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for March & April 2017

Tue 21 Mar '17, 00:01
By Steve Lee
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for March & April 2017

The March and April 2017 edition of Sandbag, Wincanton Branch’s monthly magazine for the Royal British Legion. This issue includes information about the launch of the RBL's new outreach service at the Balsam Centre, along with the usual information about forthcoming trips and anniversaries.

The RVS Home Library Service is available here!

Thu 23 Feb '17, 17:03
By Pam Golding
The RVS Home Library Service is available here!

Can't get to the library? Let the library come to you! The Home Library Service is entirely free of charge and available to anyone of any age who cannot easily get to the library, and we have our own HLS volunteer based at Wincanton Library. Read on to find out how it works.

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for January & February 2017

Mon 30 Jan '17, 15:01
By Steve Lee
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for January & February 2017

The January and February 2017 edition of Sandbag, Wincanton Branch’s monthly magazine for the Royal British Legion. This issue includes a Poppy Appeal update and coverage of the 10th anniversary of Wincanton's War Memorial.

Recycle your real Christmas tree at Cale Park

Sun 1 Jan '17, 00:52
By John Smith
Recycle your real Christmas tree at Cale Park

Bring your real Christmas tree (no plastic fakes) to the car park at Cale Park before 17th January to be shredded. You can even take the resulting mulch away to use on your garden.

Refuse and recycling: Christmas and New Year collections

Thu 22 Dec '16, 15:16
By John Smith
Refuse and recycling: Christmas and New Year collections

With Christmas fast approaching the normal refuse collection times can be subject to change. Here are the revised collection dates from the Somerset Waste Partnership website.

Hopkins Concrete invests in the future of local young people

Tue 20 Dec '16, 16:30
By Attention Media
Hopkins Concrete invests in the future of local young people

Hopkins Concrete has joined forces with LGS Training and Key4Life to appoint two new team members, investing in the future of both local young people and its own workforce. The company is keen to recruit young people from the local communities.

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for November & December 2016

Wed 23 Nov '16, 15:50
By Steve Lee
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for November & December 2016

The November and December 2016 edition of Sandbag, Wincanton Branch’s monthly magazine for the Royal British Legion. This issue includes the Poppy Appeal 2016, Remembrance 2016 and trip updates.

Fun for Kids at Wincanton Library

Wed 19 Oct '16, 15:20
By Penny Ashton
Fun for Kids at Wincanton Library

Anyone who took part in the Big Friendly Read, or attended the craft and story day in August already knows what fun libraries can be. Wincanton Library Friends intend to host creative events for children during all half term breaks and other school holidays.

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for September & October 2016

Wed 12 Oct '16, 23:30
By Steve Lee
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for September & October 2016

The September and October 2016 edition of Sandbag, Wincanton Branch’s monthly magazine for the Royal British Legion. This issue includes Remembrance 2016, and Arthur Vickers VC.

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